COLUMN: Veteran football recruiting analyst Tom Lemming knew Ole Miss was recruiting differently and on a more national scale back in the spring when standout players from the Chicago area listed offers from the Rebels and interest in new coach Hugh Freeze. Lemming, the pioneer of high school recruiting and current analyst for CBS Sports Network, closely follows prospects from Illinois since he resides in the Chicago area. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 7)
The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)
Ole Miss senior defensive end Jason Jones was named the 23rd recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Thursday. He will wear Mullins’ No. 38 jersey throughout the 2012 season. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)
Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)
As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.
The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss’ transition on the football field will officially get a jump start today when the Rebels take the practice field with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze for the first time. The next 15 days are expected to be a time of learning, not only for the players but the coaching staff as well. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)
Hugh Freeze turned the corner, walked into the Indoor Practice Facility’s team meeting room, stepped in front of the podium to face the media and took a deep breath.
C.J. Beathard said Monday the fit just didn’t seem right anymore.
After being one of Ole Miss’ first commitments for its 2012 signing class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Battle Ground Academy quarterback (Franklin, Tenn.) officially decommitted from the Rebels over the weekend in exchange for a spot on the Iowa Hawkeyes list. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)